Cooking The Books – A Bookish Supper Salon Extravaganza
Food writing is an art form. Some say food writing is the new porn. Food porn is big business. Come and meet the experts: two chefs, a cookery writer and a recipe writer and food photographer. Bring along your favourite recipes to share, or be ready to tell us about your most reassured cookery book, or culinary disasters.
Enjoy a gorgeous meal over a glass of wine – meet new friends and old, and have a laugh with us over those I Can't Believe I Cooked That moments.
Sara Kiyo Popowa is half-Japanese, half-Bulgarian and was born and raised in Sweden. She is a talented recipe writer and photographer, whose Instagram feed @shisodelicious has pioneered the escalating trend for home-made bento. Through social media, events and workshops, Sara inspires thousands of people every day with her approach. She works with various companies, including Clearspring and Whole Foods.
Andrew Kay trained as a graphic designer and spent 16 years designing books, including recipe books, before moving on to design magazines and eventually to writing for them. Since then he has become a novelist, playwright and most recently a TV maker, both producing and presenting his own shows including International Chef Exchange which has reached a global audience on Amazon Prime. He has a policy of seldom saying no which gets him into all kinds of bother – which he relishes!
Kanthi Thamma is a Chef with a great passion for food and travel and after taking a break for his successful restaurant business last year he started his new company , ‘The Spice Circuit’ where he hosts food tours to South India and Sri Lanka and also travels across the globe doing Pop-Ups. Apart from his love for food and travel he loves to get involved in food related charities and supports them through his events for which he was awarded ‘Food Hero’ at Brighton and Hove Food And Drink festival awards.
Troy Wear trained as a Chef at Southgate college and then worked at Brocket Hall. After living in Brazil and teaching English he returned to the London and opened 2 nightclubs. After selling them he travelled extensively sampling food and culture from every corner of the globe. He has lived in the UK, Brasil, USA, and Chile and currently resides in Amsterdam and continues to travel. He is a writer and has recently finished 2 audio dramas, he’s currently working on a third as well as cooking and playing the ukulele.